Ok so as most of you may already know, I am attending kind of like a summer school for high school teachers to get their qualification to teach Health and PE. We play all kinds of games every single day learning new skills and practicing old ones. I personally am pretty much learning new skills every day since I am not so sport savvy. Have me run for five hours and I’m your girl. Give me a tennis ball and I’ll throw it at your face.
Anyway, this week we are learning about “net games”. We have literally been throwing balls at each other for the last three days. On Monday we played BIG HANDS.
We literally had boards strapped to our hands with velcro and used them as paddles to whack balls back and forth. Fun? Yes, but for a maximum of 10 minutes. We played for an hour. Do you actually think a high school class would play with these things for an hour? I think not.
Thankfully we had tennis later on. I say “thankfully” but I’m not that good at tennis either (surprise, surprise). BUT I do enjoy it. A lot. I enjoy it even more because I get to play and hang out with some pretty awesome girls.
On another note, Rochelle from Running for Trevor has tagged me in this new Question and Answer segment. You are supposed to pretty much ask me any question you would like in the comment section. When I get enough questions I will create an answer post so that you can learn all of the super exciting things about me and my life…as if you already don’t know.
P.S. YOU HAVE UNTIL THIS FRIDAY TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!
MAGIC…is the first word that came out of Dean’s mouth when he accidentally took this picture of us.
The day has finally come. It is time for my first official review and giveaway!! Now don’t just scroll all the way to the bottom to write as many comments as you can. There is a lot you should know about this amazing product so read up!
I first heard about Road ID when I entered the blog world. I noticed that a lot of runners and cyclists used the product and immediately became curious. I checked out their website and was immediately sucked into the brilliance of the idea. Road ID promotes safety for athletes and gives them easy and comfortable way to carry identification in case of an emergency or accident. The company creates identification that can be worn on the wrist, ankle, or even on your shoe. The IDs bear a small plaque with enough room to list your name, emergency contact numbers, and medical information.
The amazing people over at Road ID have given me the opportunity to review one of their products so I decided on the Wrist ID Elite. The Wrist IDs come in a variety of colours and have enough room for six lines of personal information. The website allows you to build your Wrist ID so that you know exactly what it will look like before you place your order.
I chose to go with purple and included my name, year I was born, two contact phone numbers, and a quote that I love. You can also include any allergies, your blood type, or any medical conditions you might have.
Wheeeeeee what a weekend so far!! My weekend starts on FRIDAY because school/old people sports camp is only Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 1:30pm. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me! We started off our Friday by going to the one and only…Fresh. This time we went with my two GORGEOUS cousins, one of them who just graduated from high school. Whoo congrats my little tuba player! She went to an Arts school and specialized in tuba-playing. She is skilled. She ordered what is called the Jerusalem bowl which is filled with soba noodles, veggies and tons of hummus! YUM.
|T-shirt big enough to fit Dean, a razor, highlighter (why?), Clif bar, and gum.|
- beautiful weather
- visually appealing route with a great amount of shade
- un-timed event = stress-free (but I had my Garmin so this cancels out)
- no actual start line…weird (we just had to follow people in green shirts)
- un-timed event (what am paying for?)
- no km markers along the course for those not wearing a Garmin
- small race and not enough race marshals guiding runners
- may or may not have gotten lost, as I ran much longer than 10km (because there were no marshals I had to guess which direction to go a few times – this caused me to stop more than once and wait for other runners to make sure I was going in the right direction)
For those of you new to my blog, I am currently attending sports camp for old people. I am taking a course over the month of July to get my qualification in Physical Education so that I can teach it one day and make kids passionate about fitness and spending all of their money on workout clothes and races.
Our days at camp/school consist of three 1-hour periods of activities and two 1-hour periods of in-class boringness. This week the activities have been baseball (don’t even get me started on how bad I am), fitness (I die because this is so much fun), and yoga (taught by Katy, the dreamiest teacher ever). I always have a camera in my bag but have been hesitant to take it out because I didn’t want my classmates to think I was a creep. For some reason though, today I didn’t care.
On today’s agenda: PARTNER YOGA!! Side note – this may have been weird if I didn’t know anyone in the class because some position were a little…intimate. My friend Jelena is taking the course with me so it worked out just perfectly Completely unrelated – there is a girl in my class that has run a 2:59 marathon. I’m working on her becoming my new best friend.
Here are some photos of our amazingness:
|Downward Dog Train!|
I started my blog in April of 2011 but unfortunately my first two months of posts got deleted when I made the switch over from Blogger to a self-hosted site. I don’t remember exactly what my first post said but I know it was titled “Making Dreams Happen”. I had been reading and following blogs for months, becoming inspired and motivated to try new and exciting things in terms of fitness and nutrition. One of my dreams was (and still is) to become an inspiration to people through my website.
I started my blog as a vegan runner wanting to learn more about plant-based diets and marathons. I had run a 10K, two half marathons, and one full marathon before the “birth” of my blog.
I experienced a pretty bad injury (PFS) during training for my full marathon (in 2010) which hindered my time and performance, but it was still one of the greatest experiences of my life. Since then, I have learned a lot from the online community in regards to running, injury prevention, and dealing with setbacks.
I don’t think I would consider myself a vegan runner anymore. A lot of things have changed and I have evolved as a person and as an athlete. I still eat a lot of plant-based foods, but I eat other things too. I still run, but my interest in other forms of fitness has expanded. I’m a little bit of everything now so you will just have to keep reading to find out where I’m headed next!
Thanks for reading my unofficial first post!